Lagganlia and Benmore Blogs

 Lagganlia Primary Six 2020



10.30am The coaches have left Lagganlia at 10:30am. We estimate they will be at Tumbles by 1.15pm

Day 4- The sun has been shining and every activity group has come back with stories to share.

With the weather being so good, several groups were out canoeing today. Some groups had treats around campfires, others went on the dry ski slope or climbed up trees (wih helmets and harnesses, of course)!

We can’t believe that it is already Thursday afternoon and this was our last day of activities.

Our dinner choices tonight include burger and chips or fish and chips… yum!

Time to get packing soon…


A wonderful day today full of snow showers and sunshine. Pupils had a full day of activities including: bush-craft, mountain biking, canoeing, archery, orienteering, gorge walking, bouldering, rock climbing and abseiling. We are all looking forward to our full final day tomorrow.

6pm Tuesday

Our first full day of activities has been packed full! It helped that we all had a big breakfast to give us energy for the day ahead. Some of us were gorge walking today and got VERY wet! Some of us went canoeing and abseiling too. 2 groups helped to plant native trees in the National Park and hope to come back one day to see how they have grown.

Day 3… here we come!

9am Tuesday 17th March

Everyone is doing well at Lagganlia.  Last night the children all took part in a scavenger hunt around the Centre.

All staff and children are well this morning and it is a beautiful day in the Cairngorms with a few showers.  Everyone is looking forward to their activities today.


Monday 1250

We have arrived safe and well!

It was a enjoyable journey, seeing some wildlife and snowy hills on the way.

We are just about to have lunch and be shown our bedrooms. Then we are meeting our instructors and going out on our first activity!











Lagganlia Ski Week 2020



1826 we are on the Queensferry Crossing




The coach has left Lagganlia at 1600

Skiing and climbing from this morning

I have moved the return coach from Lagganlia today one hour earlier as we are now not travelling to a ski centre due to 70mph winds on the mountains. 

the coach will now leave here at 1600 and should be at Tumbles by 1900. 

Mr Friend


Friday. Bit of a sad snowman day with high winds and driving rain. We will be skiing and boarding at Lagganlia rather than going to the Lecht.

Happy Birthday Thomas

Towerbank ski week 2020

Snowing a bit at Lagganlia

Amazing weather this morning

Photo of the storm on Cairngorm yesterday

Beautiful day at the Lecht

Hillend lodge ready to go!

Group Two arrived safely yesterday and have had a good night. Happy birthday to Robbie for yesterday.

7.22 bus on bridge now.

17.00 Group One have just left Lagganlia in the coach. We will let you know when they are on the Queensferry crossing.

Weather has deteriorated a wee bit

Wednesday and we are skiing Cairngorm!

Apple crumble and custard

Some pictures from this morning at the Lecht.

Birthday Breakfast for Tom and a special present of —— fresh snow!

We arrived safely and have been getting kitted out with skis. Everyone has done a few runs on the dry slope to get ready for tomorrow.

We have found some snow on the journey up. We also stopped to look at the dam in Pitlochry as the driver was due a break.



It’s disco time!





Another wonderful morning filled with fun activities!





Another fantastic afternoon today!



Here our some of our Wednesday morning activities.


Here’s a few more from today!


Even though it’s been a bit rainy today, it hasn’t stopped us from enjoying our activities!


Here’s a selection of photos from our morning so far…



All wrapped up and ready for our night time activity!



We’ve only been here for 2 hours but I think we are going to like it!



We’re delighted to be here. The sun is shining. We are off to explore the grounds.


P7 Benmore April/May 2019

2pm Monday – The group have arrived safely at Benmore and no one was sick on the buses!




P6 Lagganlia Week March 2019

Monday 11th

After a safe arrival and a tour of the lodges Towerbank P6’s took part in a scavenger hunt. It was pitch black and our torches came in very handy.

Tuesday 12th

Waking up to wind and snow didn’t stop P6 from jumping into the activities head first, here are a brief look at some of the activities our groups took part in today!

After a busy day of activities, we finished off the with a Beetle drive. Time for bed soon!

Wednesday 13th

Today brought some unexpected sunshine to Lagganlia and after a good nights sleep, P6 were ready for a day of exciting activities!

Miss Hawkins

“Shout our to group one who showed amazing support and encouragement during their gorge walk today!”

All groups are currently completing their journals or having dinner. Looking forward to tonight’s evening activity!

Thursday 14th

The last day surprised us again with more sunshine and scattered showers! P6 were all super excited about their last day of activities!

After completing the final activities today each group were given the chance to reflect on their week. Not only highlighting their own successes and proud moments but of other members of their team.

Tonight we will celebrate our last night in style with everyone together around a huge bonfire!

Songs by the Campfire to end our Lagganlia adventure in style!

Lagganlia/Lecht Snowsports Week Feb 2019


Thursday update

There isn’t enough snow left to justify going to the Lecht today so half the group are going to snowboard on the slope at Lagganlia and the other half are off on an expedition all day by mountain bike.

Group 2 arrived safe and well and are getting reacquainted with or exploring Lagganlia again.

Group 1 have just left Lagganlia at 4.35pm. We estimate being back around 7pm

Today we managed some skiing and boarding in challenging conditions as the last snow left the hill.

An amazing day for everyone from Towerbank. There is pretty limited snow but everyone has managed to either board or ski all day. Many thanks to the Lecht for saving us some snow and to the